Wesley A. Clark, American computer engineer, Died at 88


Wesley Allison Clark was born on April 27, 1927, in New Haven and died on February 22, 2016.

He was an American computer designer

Himself, the main participant, along with Charles Molnar, in the creation of the LINC computer, which was the first mini-computer and shares with a number of other computers (such as the PDP-1) the claim to be the inspiration for the personal computer.

Wesley grew up in Kinderhook, New York and northern California.

Clark graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1947 with an A.B. in Physics.

Wesley Started his career as a physicist at the Hanford Site.

He received the Eckert-Mauchly Award for his work on computer architecture, in 1981.

Mr.Clark was bestowed an honorary degree by Washington University, in 1984.

Mr.Clark was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering, in 1999.

Wesley was the charter recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award for “First Personal Computer.”

Wesley A. Clark passed away at 88 yrs old.